SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a crash on Route 8 in Shelton.

The crash occurred between a Toyota Rav4 and a Honda motorcycle just before 8:30 p.m. Monday.

State police said the Toyota was traveling in the right lane on Route 8 South about a quarter of a mile away from exit 12. The motorcycle was traveling directly behind the Toyota, according to state police.

Investigators said the motorcyclist rearended Toyota, causing the motorcyclist to fly off the bike. The Toyota and the motorcycle came to a rest on the right shoulder.

The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital for serious injuries, troopers said. The driver of the Toyota had minor injuries.

Route 8 was closed between exits 13 and 12 but has since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Trooper McCue at (203) 393-4200 or via email at